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Woodford Reserve unveils Winter 2021 Master’s Collection expression

The distillery has announced the release of a rich and robust expression, named Five-Malt Stouted Mash
If the temperature wasn’t already a giveaway, Woodford Reserve has just let us know that winter is coming with the release of its Winter 2021 Master’s Collection Five-Malt Stouted Mash.

The limited-edition release exhibits flavours of a classic beer, created by master distiller Chris Morris and assistant master distiller Elizabeth McCall, drawing inspiration from the distillery’s rich history of innovation as well as their own interests.

Traditionally in Kentucky a fermented grain mash is referred to as ‘distiller’s beer’; the distillation process converts the ‘beer’ into a spirit that will become whiskey once barreled. The Five-Malt whiskey is Morris’ and McCall’s take on creating a spirit that showcases the flavours of a traditional heavy-style beer.

“Five-Malt Stouted Mash is an expression unlike any other we’ve released before,” Morris said. “The rich, roasted malty stout flavours mingle with bright touches of baked fruit, crisp spices, and orange zest for a unique Woodford Reserve experience.”

“Woodford Reserve’s distillery was constructed by Irish stonemasons in 1838,” McCall added. “That history, plus the fact that we distil in the “Irish” style with triple pot stills, inspired us to mash and distill this year’s Master’s Collection.”

This year’s expression marks the 17th release of the Master’s Collection. This limited-edition Master’s Collection is 90.4 proof and is available in select US and global markets with a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750ml bottle.